PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Rosemont Park

Concentric Harmony is an interactive maze that creates discoverable sensory features that foster curiosity and unstructured play. Inspired by the process of weaving, the design serves as a metaphor for community and connection. Their repeated movements are a dance taking place over time, weaving a vessel that is invisible but present.

Using 97 brightly painted columns in 3 concentric circles, the resulting maze creates a dimensional mandala, a geometric figure associated with wholeness and healing. Each column is finished at an angle and topped with a mirror finish, beckoning visitors from all corners of the park on a pilgrimage of discovery. Upon arrival, all are invited to explore the artwork through sight, touch, and sound. The overall design creates a moire pattern visual effect as viewers move around and weave through the sculpture. Further, the groupings of columns intentionally create rhythmic patterns which will create sound as participants run their hands along them, the pace of each pass changing the resulting sound. Making their way to the center, participants will find themselves reflected alongside their environment in the fractal, fun-house like innermost chamber of the maze. These flickers, shimmers, sound, and patterns activate sensory experiences that are designed to bring visitors back to their own center. The artwork is surrounded by a decomposed granite pathway and sidewalk extension for accessibility.

Concentric Harmony, a site-specific artwork by artist Virginia Fleck, will be formally dedicated on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Rosemont Park.

The public is invited to join in the bilingual celebration of Concentric Harmony at Rosemont Park. Immediately following remarks, Virginia Fleck will host an artist-led activity.

About the Artist:

Virginia Fleck attended the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston after studying at the Portland School of Art in Maine. She has created multiple public art installations for cities around the country including New York City, Memphis and San Antonio. Fleck has also participated in several international art events including Pulse Miami Art Fair, Art Forum Berlin, and Manafesta 9 in Hasselt, Belgium. Over the years, Fleck has been well-recognized with various awards and honors including being named a finalist for the Texas State Artist annual award.

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